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In this photo uploaded on the official Instagram handle of Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, Sharma is seen with husband and cricket team captain Virat Kohli, in Bhutan.

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In this photo uploaded on the official Instagram handle of Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, Sharma is seen with husband and cricket team captain Virat Kohli, in Bhutan. Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with leader of opposition Pema Gyamtsho, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed on his arrival at Simtokha Dzong near Thimphu in Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose with monks in Simtokha Dzong near Thimphu in Bhutan. Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr. Lotay Tshering is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted by dignitaries as he prepares to emplane for Delhi after concluding the two-day Bhutan visit, in Thimphu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering as he prepares to emplane for Delhi after concluding the two-day Bhutan visit, in Thimphu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed at Tashichhodzong Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses in Simtokha Dzong as Bhutan Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering looks on in Thimphu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi plant a sapling in Simtokha Dzong near Thimphu in Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on his arrival at Paro International Airport.

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It’s curious that Sachin should be made ambassador for UNICEF’s ‘hand washing initiative’ and packed off to roofy Bhutan. But, ever the sportsman, he’s taken it in a batsman’s stride. The beneficiary is Bhutan’s national cricket team, and this lanky, teenaged batter.

Lotay Tshering at his DNT office. Will he be as successful as PM?

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar plays football with children at a school in Thimphu, Bhutan. Tendulkar is in Bhutan to spread awareness about UNICEF's Handwash initiative.

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Tshering Tobgay, the outgoing premier of Bhutan

In this handout photograph released by Royal Office for Media Bhutan, Japan's Princess Mako, center, the granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, is flanked by Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left, and Queen Jetsun Pema, right, as they pose at the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition in Paro, Bhutan.

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UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan during his visit to advocate against malnutrition, in Bhutan.

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Britain's Kate Duchess of Cambridge, left, and The Queen of Bhutan Jetsun Pema walk during a visit to the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, during day five of the royal tour to India and Bhutan on April 14, 2016.

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in this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, from left to right, Bhutan's queen, Jetsun Pema, Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Britain's Prince William, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photograph in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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From left to right, Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Bhutan's Queen, Jetsun Pema, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William pose for a photograph in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Britain's Prince William left, walks with Bhutan's king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Participants of Bhutan-Bangladesh-India-Nepal (BBIN) friendship car rally at Agartala.

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A Parliamentary delegation from Bhutan led by Jigme Zangpo, speaker of the National Assembly of the Parliament of Bhutan with Vice-President and Chairman, Rajya Sabha Hamid Ansari in Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Lopon Sangay Rinchen is a Mandala Master and an adept artist. He shows me the painting he is currently working on. Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Central Bhutan, 2005

A view of Taktsang Goemba or 'Tiger's Nest', from a lookout right across on the trek from Paro to Taktsang. Near Paro, West Bhutan, 2005.

A thondrol, a huge thangka, more than 18 metres square, is unfurled before sunrise on the final day of the tshechu at Paro Dzong. Paro, West Bhutan, 2005.

Dorji feeds her baby at her parents' Teye-tey and Lham's home, Rukha village, West-Central Bhutan, 20014.

Theotpa Gali leaps up enacting the story of Merak in the Yak Cham. Merak, East Bhutan, 2004.

The zimpon (a general of the Shab-drung's army) performs a sword dance called the baey and le-ma at the Punakha Dromchoe outside the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, West Bhutan, 2004.

Kinley Lhaden and Kencho Om harvest the crop in Laya village, North-west Bhutan, 2003.

Tenzing breaks in a young yak and tames him by teaching him how to plough a field in Laya village, North-west Bhutan, 2003.

Nawang Jambay, Dorji, Tsomo and behind is her daughter Karma; on the deck is Tsomo's husband and their grandchildren at their home in Ugyen Chholing Village in Tang Valley, Bumthang, Central Bhutan, 2003.

An unrestored original painting from circa 1501, Tamshing Goemba in Jakar, Bumthang, Central Bhutan, 2003.

Lopon Yonten teaching a young monk at Tamshing Goemba in Jakar, Bumthang, Central Bhutan, 2003.

A monk blesses Lotay with the Divine Madman's wooden phallus and iron archery set at Chime Lhakhang, near Punakha, West Bhutan, 2003.

King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck presents a statue of Gautam Buddha to Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at LGBI Airport in Guwahati.

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President Pranab Mukherjee with Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, left, speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and Queen Mother of Bhutan, Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck at the concluding session of the two-day long international conference to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Queen Mother of Bhutan, Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck at a meeting in New Delhi.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the launch of the Double-Laning of East West Highway, at Thimphu, in Bhutan.

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President Pranab Mukherjee with Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay during the inauguration of Jigme Wangchuck Hydro Power Training Institute in Thimpu.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee receiving the Guard of Honour, at the ceremonial reception, at Tashichhodzong Palace, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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President Pranab Mukherjee receiving the Guard of Honour on his arrival at Paro International Airport, Bhutan.

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President Pranab Mukherjee being welcomed by the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Bhutan Queen, Her Majesty Jetsun Pema Wangchuck on his arrival at Paro International Airport, Bhutan.

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Anjali Gautam, of Bhutan, poses with her certificate of citizenship as her father, Shyam, snaps a picture during a Halloween-themed naturalisation ceremony, in Baltimore. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 38 children, many of whom came dressed in Halloween costumes, from 18 countries.

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Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with Queen Jetsun Pema during a visit to Sarnath near Varanasi.

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Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema after their arrival in Gaya.

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Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema welcomed by Buddhist monks at Bodhgaya airport upon their arrival in Gaya.

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Official Trip, Official Language In Bhutan, Modi chose to speak in Hindi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at people who lined up in Thimphu to say goodbye, on his way to the airport for his departure.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the National Assembly in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a banquet hosted by Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin during a press conference in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the National Assembly in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Supreme Court of Bhutan as his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay looks on, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a reception at the Royal Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at a reception at the Royal Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed on his arrival at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial welcomed on his arrival at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay on his arrival at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan.

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J. Dorji, the only Gentlemen Cadet (GC) from Bhutan with his colleagues at the India Military Academy passing out parade ceremony in Dehradun.

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Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay being greeted by Ruchira Kamboj, senior official in the Ministry of External Affairs, upon his arrival at IGI Airport.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, before their meeting at her residence in New Delhi.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee with Bhutan King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck during a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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MoS for external Affairs, Preneet Kaur receives King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on his arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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Queen Grand Mother of Bhutan Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuk arrives at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Snowman Trek, Bhutan Considered the most difficult trek in Bhutan, or indeed in all of the Himalayan range, this 20-day full-camping trek from Drukgyal Dzong to Sephu takes in several high passes and an ever-changing terrain ranging from coniferous forests to snowy wastes, and offers a window into remote Bhutanese communities. It brings you close to several beautiful Himalayan peaks like Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, Masagang, and Gangkhar Puensum. How to do it: Go only with reputed trekking operators like Guides of Bhutan (guidesofbhutan.com), Bhutan Nomad Adventures (bhutannomad.com) or Bhutan Trails (bhutan-trails.org)

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Amankora Journey This circular pilgrimage (kora) is the happiest circuit of Bhutan there is. The Amankora series of lodges covers all the valleys you have to see: Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang. Traditional wood-burning bukhari will warm up your luxurious wood-panelled lodgings with the fabulous views. It will be hard to give up reading on that window seat to go trekking. But you must. If only for the photographs. We recommend the Druk Path trek especially, including the Jili Dzong, a 16th-century fortress built for travellers, the Jimi Langtso alpine lake and the view off 14,000ft of Phume La. 11N itinerary $17,050 (double occupancy), amanresorts.com

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his wife at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Traditional jewellery of the Layaps

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A school match final of Khuru in progress at Laya. Khuru or darts is the most favourite sport in Bhutan after archery. It is played outdoors with the target placed a whopping 20 metres from the players

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Schoolgirls in Laya wearing black wool kiras with colourful borders and billos (bamboo hats) decorated with strings of beads

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After the marathon pass crossings, we descend to the roadhead at Gasa, renowned for its hot springs. The village of Laya with its unique language, traditions and dress makes for a lovely rest day. A painted yak’s head adorns the entrance to a home in the village

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The summit of Tiger mountain towering over the campsite at Limithang after the final pass of the trek

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The peak of Jichu Drake (6,794m) makes a stunning backdrop to a nomad herders’ home at Jangothang

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Beyond the Jomolhari Base Camp the trail winds its way up into spectacular highland country and remote yak herding Layap villages. The climb to Nyele La (4,870m), the first of the four passes

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A woman at the yak village of Chebisa offers me zow, a crunchy roasted rice dish in a bangchung (woven basket), traditionally served to guests and weary travellers in Bhutan

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A herd of bharal or blue sheep near Gogu La (4,440m), the second pass we crossed on the trek

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Our support team strings out prayer flags at Jhari La (4,750m), the third pass on the trek

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We visited the Taktshang Gompa or Tiger’s Nest Monastery before the trek. Associated with the Tantric master Guru Padmasambhava, the monastery lies improbably perched into the side of a sheer cliff that rises almost 900m from the Paro Chu valley

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We walk through a forest of juniper and conifers during the climb to Jangothang

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One of the twin lakes of Tsophu, a two-hour walk from Jangothang

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Jangothang camp, also called the Jomolhari Base Camp

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Polling officials in Bhutan check electronic voting machines at a polling center on the eve of polling to the upper house National Council in Samdrup Jonkhar, Bhutan.

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Bhutan’s Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, left, listens to tips from an official as he practices at the national shooting championship in Hyderabad. Wangchuck is expected to participate in the 300 meters big bore event.

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President Pranab Mukherjee with Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchen Jigme Yoser Thinley during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck shake hands as Queen Jetsun Pema looks on during a meeting in New Delhi.

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The President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries at the Salami Manch on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath.

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The President, Pranab Mukherjee and the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck being received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister, A.K. Antony, on their arrival at Salami Manch, on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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The President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, his Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrive at the Salami Manch on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi shakes hands with King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during a meeting in New Delhi.

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King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema paying homage at the Rajghat in New Delhi.

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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh meeting the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, greets Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, second from left, as Bhutan's Queen Jetsun Pema and President Pranab Mujherjee, right, stand during a ceremonial reception for Wangchuk, in New Delhi. Wangchuck is on a seven-day official visit to India, will be the chief guest on Republic Day Parade.

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King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema being welcomed by MoS for External Affairs E. Ahamed on their arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley during a visit to the peace temple Dhauli in Bhubaneswar.

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